1. "@TroyMachir: Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell broke a backboard during a summer league game http://t.co/WPFBYX25Qj http://t.co/nurukcX8PU”

    "@TroyMachir: Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell broke a backboard during a summer league game http://t.co/WPFBYX25Qj http://t.co/nurukcX8PU

  2. "@JustMattNow: Scottie Jordan, Michael Pippen. http://t.co/jgBGdzU2zM”

No. No. No. Nooooo.

    "@JustMattNow: Scottie Jordan, Michael Pippen. http://t.co/jgBGdzU2zM

    No. No. No. Nooooo.

  3. "In response to being called out recently by the United States Olympic Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations — among many other organizations, media outlets and social media activists — basketball’s international governing body announced Friday that it will officially review its rule that prevents players from wearing headgear on the court for religious reasons.

FIBA’s Article 4.4.2 essentially bans Muslim women from wearing hijab (headscarves), Sikh men from wearing turbans, and Jewish men from wearing yarmulkes during FIBA-sanctioned games and tournaments. That includes the Olympics and World Championships, as well as most professional basketball leagues around the world outside of the NBA and WNBA.

The anti-headgear rule will be reviewed during an Aug. 27 meeting in Spain, before basketball’s World Cup.”

    "In response to being called out recently by the United States Olympic Committee and the Council on American-Islamic Relations — among many other organizations, media outlets and social media activists — basketball’s international governing body announced Friday that it will officially review its rule that prevents players from wearing headgear on the court for religious reasons.

    FIBA’s Article 4.4.2 essentially bans Muslim women from wearing hijab (headscarves), Sikh men from wearing turbans, and Jewish men from wearing yarmulkes during FIBA-sanctioned games and tournaments. That includes the Olympics and World Championships, as well as most professional basketball leagues around the world outside of the NBA and WNBA.

    The anti-headgear rule will be reviewed during an Aug. 27 meeting in Spain, before basketball’s World Cup.”

  4. 18mr:

    Watch this incredible alley-oop dunk by one of the Indian national team’s stars, Amjyot Singh, who’s been hailed as the “Indian Kobe.”

    Then ask yourself: why is Singh, a Sikh, not wearing his turban, one of the Sikh articles of faith? It’s because FIBA, despite efforts from Team India’s coach, has banned turbans (and hijabs, in their women’s league) from the court, because they may “pose a threat” to other players. Huh?

    On the 18MR blog, Balpreet Singh turns the question back on FIBA. What’s the real threat?

  5. nba-overdose:

Leading By Example

    nba-overdose:

    • Leading By Example
  6. "@AdamReisinger: Sim Bhullar and a tiny child because height differences are the best http://t.co/ysQN7mMdi2”

    "@AdamReisinger: Sim Bhullar and a tiny child because height differences are the best http://t.co/ysQN7mMdi2

  7. "@SethDavisHoops: Jay’s hair is so trill! RT @TerrapinHoops: #TBT: Lonny Baxter talking to @JayBilas, @SethDavisHoops at Final Four! http://t.co/9yWOqjXVpw”

    "@SethDavisHoops: Jay’s hair is so trill! RT @TerrapinHoops: #TBT: Lonny Baxter talking to @JayBilas, @SethDavisHoops at Final Four! http://t.co/9yWOqjXVpw

  8. Ball Up Streetball Tour Comes to Baltimore August 9th

     

    BALL UP STREETBALL TOUR PROVIDES LOCAL BASKETBALL TALENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO PRO

    Player Tryouts on August 9th at Central Park

    BALTIMORE, JULY 23, 2014 – Ball Up is giving local basketball players throughout the Baltimore area the chance to go pro during the 2014 Ball Up Summer Tour. Players are invited to bring out their best skills as they compete for a contract worth $100,000 and a spot on the Ball Up All-Star roster, awarded at the conclusion of the tour. While cheering on the local basketball players as they go head to head against the Ball Up All-Stars at 6:00 p.m. on August 9 at SECU Arena (Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21202), families can take in the excitement including guest NBA all-star coaches Metta World Peace and Gilbert Arenas, musical entertainment, and special guest appearances.

    Local untapped streetball talent throughout the Baltimore area can take their shot and come out to Central Park (2610 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, MD 21217) at 11:00 a.m. on August 9 to participate in the open run tryouts for the opportunity to compete against the very best in streetball. Ten players will be selected to represent Baltimore in a competition against the Ball Up team in a thrilling, heart-pounding display of talent and skill. The Ball Up All-Stars have yet to lose in the four year history of the summer tour. Throughout the tour, two MVPs from each city will be invited to participate in a two-day combine camp in which 10 finalists will be selected to play against the Ball Up All-Stars in a championship game in Las Vegas. At the end of the championship game one MVP will win a multi-year contract and become a Ball Up All-Star.

    “This year, we anticipate some of the toughest competition that Ball Up has faced, especially with a stop in Baltimore,” said Demetrius Spencer, CEO of Ball Up. “The level of skill and talent we find each year grows exponentially and we always look forward to discovering new talent on the court.”

    The 2014 Ball Up All-Stars roster includes: The Professor, AO, Baby Shaq, Air Up There, Bone Collector, Special FX, Springs, Sik Wit It, Violator, G Smith, Mr. Afrika and the newest member to the team “Too Easy” from Maryland. NBA players, past and present that have participated in previous Ball Up events include: James Harden, Derek Fisher, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Allen Iverson, Dennis Rodman, Tracy McGrady, Matt Barnes, Rick Fox, DeMar Derozan, Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston and Eric Bledsoe to name a few.

    The Ball Up Summer tour offers family entertainment and an opportunity for local basketball players to become professional athletes. Ball Up travels to major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Louisville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York, Birmingham, Chicago, St. Louis, and Las Vegas. Their live events and open run tryouts will be filmed for the top rated television series, “Ball Up: Search for the Next” airing this Fall on Fox Sports.

    To pre-register for the open run tryouts, tickets, or tour information please visit, www.BallUp.com

    About Ball Up, LLC

    Founded in 2009, Ball Up is the leading streetball tour in the nation, featuring the Ball Up All-Stars, which includes many of the most celebrated and talented streetball players from across the country. Through its debut of the 2011 Ball Up Season on Fox Sports Net nationwide and tours that span the globe, Ball Up provides the ultimate streetball experience for both fans courtside and viewers at home.

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  9. dysfunctionarian:

patruby:

Super stoked to be featured in the Willamette Week’s Best Of Portland issue for my NBA gifs.

Congratulations!

    dysfunctionarian:

    patruby:

    Super stoked to be featured in the Willamette Week’s Best Of Portland issue for my NBA gifs.

    Congratulations!

  10. I reblog y’all’s playground pics whenever I see them. Tag them #MyPlayground and @espn will see them, too.

And read this, while you’re at it:

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11216972/playground-basketball-dying

    I reblog y’all’s playground pics whenever I see them. Tag them #MyPlayground and @espn will see them, too.

    And read this, while you’re at it:

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11216972/playground-basketball-dying